As some of you may know, there is an event going on in the United States called the Democratic National Convention. Occuring every four years, it is a stunning display of banality, stupidity, and money being thrown down a hole by a mixture of rich idiots, special interest groups, and corporations. This is accompanied by breathless coverage in newspapers and on cable TV, desperately searching for "storylines" so that they can actually try and make it interesting, with little success. One really can't blame them, the challenge seems akin to hyping up a game of curling at the Special Olympics. No matter how many interviews you do, they're still retards doing things no one actually cares about.
One of its chief flaws seems to be that it is an event at which nothing actually happens, but the people there go through the motions as if something is actually happening. Most of the people there are from state delegations, which consist of stupid assholes wearing "funny" hats, so that they can bring their inner douche even more strongly to the surface.
These delegates pretend like they're doing important things by voting for the guy that already won. Some of them are butthurt supporters of Hillary Clinton, who care an awful lot about her name being put forward as a Presidential Candidate as a symbolic recognition that she's a really evil bitch who almost got to be President. This was the closest thing yesterday to actual drama, as there was some question whether or not the DNC would actually do this, or just tell her crybaby supporters to shut the fuck up. Though I haven't really checked because I don't care, I think the DNC actually did put her name in. Excitement!
Outside the convention, batshit commie protesters walk around with signs, sing songs, dress up as fucking turtles, and do a bunch of other stupid shit so that they can feel like they're actually accomplishing something. Hey, fucking hippies, want to make your point and entertain me? Quit being a bunch of pussies and actually start a real riot, you fucking suburbanites. You act hardcore, but we all know you're actually too bourgeoisie to light some cars on fire. I'm calling you out, even you "black bloc" types that think you're really scary and dangerous. All I ever see you do is throw some rocks. I bet the cops have a good laugh deflecting your pitiful attacks, before surrounding you in full body armor and riot shields, and beating the fuck out of you as you thrash on the pavement and claw at your tear gassed eyes, crying about police brutality.
For an event that costs over $160 million, I really think there should be more entertainment value than this. I am, however, holding out some hope. Barack Obama is set to give a rousing speech to 80,000 plus packed in to a football stadium, a spectacle which might actually rival the Nazis at Nuremberg.
If you haven't seen Triumph of the Will, go rent it, its an excellent documentary about the best political convention ever. Even it has its boring parts to fast forward through as old, unexciting assholes talk, but Goebells and Hitler are fucking gold.
I'm hoping Obama can summon up some of the same cult of personality fervor in that arena. After all, they did love him in Germany, and since they also liked Adolf and JFK, Barack is in good company among the most charismatic politicians of all time. I can picture women holding up their babies to him, and then probably fainting, sending their soft little heads crashing to the floor before they trod underfoot by the mob rushing forward to just touch Obama's hand as he enters the arena. Oh, that could be beautiful.
But I really doubt it. No one can give a good speech anymore, every word is too carefully calibrated and drained of all strength and vigor. Today's politicians reflect that, they're either effeminate like Obama, or probably too old to actually fuck, like John McCain, who if elected will die from complications of Viagra. I mean, can you actually picture Barack Obama getting an erection and fucking his wife? How were those children produced?
So, tonight, Obama gives his speech in the arena. Maybe tune in for that, it might be worth watching. Get in your best approximation of a fascist uniform, and give Barack a real nice and right arm salute when he takes the stage. Or if fascism isn't your style, go with the messianic angle. Maybe build a shrine and burn some candles. Get in to it! Have fun! Yes you can!